Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Mavericks To Retain Nicolas Brussino

    Hoops Rumors "Nicolas Brussino‘s full 2016/17 salary ($543,471) becomes guaranteed at 5:00pm eastern time today, and the Mavericks are committed to keeping the rookie wing on their roster, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein (via Twitter). With Brussino’s salary locked in, Dallas will have 15 guaranteed contracts on its..." October 20

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Mavs Pick Up Justin Anderson’s 2017/18 Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have locked in Justin Anderson‘s salary for the 2017/18 season, exercising their team option on the third year of his rookie contract, per RealGM’s transactions log. The move guarantees Anderson’s $1,579,440 salary for the ’17/18 campaign. The deadline for teams to make 2017/18..." October 18

  • Mavericks sign DeMarcus Cousins’ brother, Jaleel

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins will be a free agent in two years. He could hit the trade market even sooner. Are the Mavericks trying to make inroads? Dallas signed DeMarcus’ younger brother, Jaleel Cousins. The Mavericks have one opening on the 20-man offseason roster after waiving Jameel Warney, but..." October 17

  • Mark Cuban takes shot at media members with buffet zinger

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Cuban is known for his zingers, and the media was the target of one of his lines on Sunday. The Mavs began practicing from their new court facility on Sunday. Apparently there is one difference about it, and that is there will be no buffet in the media room. Why is that you..." October 17

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Bogut says Durant to Warriors was easy to forecast 'long before the summer'

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut isn't exactly surprised that Kevin Durant joined his former team. In an interview with ESPN's Tim McMahon, Bogut said that he and Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala knew before Durant signed that the team was going to trade of one of them. "That's..." October 12

  • Mavs' Bogut chimes in on election: 'You guys are in some trouble'

    Fox Sports "ANDREW Bogut has slammed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with an Aussie-as sledge, meaning he then had to correct a US newspaper over what he really said. After practice with new NBA team the Dallas Mavericks on Monday (US time), Bogut declared the pair of presidential candidates..." October 11

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Report: Nowitzki pushed for disastrous Rondo to Dallas trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in 2015, Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle mixed about as well as ammonia and bleach. Or alcohol and late-night texting. You get the idea. The high-IQ, strong-willed player who likes to do things his way, and the coach who wants to micromanage, were destined to be a disaster. Rondo’s time on the..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • In 2004, Shaq and Tracy McGrady Were This Close to Joining Dirk Nowitzki's Mavericks

    Obsev "Shaquille O'Neal, Tracy McGrady, and Dirk Nowitzki were almost LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh before LeBron, Wade, and Bosh were. Back in 2004, six years before the Miami Heat assembled arguably the most lethal top three players on the same team in NBA history, the Dallas Mavericks..." October 04

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Seth Curry may have found a permanent home with the Mavs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After bouncing around a couple of pro basketball leagues for the past three years, Seth Curry may have finally found a permanent home that can best utilize his skill set. That is, if the Dallas Mavericks’ first two preseason games are any indication. Curry poured in 13 of his game-high 20..." October 04

  • Mark Cuban supports Mavericks players who may choose to kneel during anthem

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won’t be upset if any of his players join Colin Kaepernick and others who are kneeling during the national anthem. Speaking with CNNMoney, Cuban expressed his support for Kaepernick’s protest." October 01

  • Nowitzki says he wasn't taking shot at Parsons by praising Barnes

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki insists he didn't intend to disrespect Chandler Parsons while praising his replacement on the Dallas Mavericks. Some believed that Nowitzki slyly called out Parsons while raving about the work ethic of new Mavs small forward Harrison Barnes. "There's been tons of guys that..." October 01

  • Devin Harris is ready for his test drive this preseason after another summer of surgeries and rehab

    Sports Day "Devin Harris and Dirk Nowitzki will see their first live action of the preseason Friday. That's significant for both players. For Nowitzki, it's called dipping a toe into the competitive waters of scrimmaging, something he hasn't done since April. For Harris, it's a little more of a test..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Is a Change in Scenery All Harrison Barnes Needed?

    The Ringer "The last time we saw Harrison Barnes, he was missing open shot after open shot in the NBA Finals. The Cavs stopped guarding him halfway through the series, leaving him open at the 3-point line and daring him to beat them. The weird part about their strategy was that Barnes isn’t a bad shooter...." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Mark Cuban Is About To Make Trump-Clinton Debate Even More Interesting

    NESN "Hillary Clinton will have a very outspoken supporter in her corner Monday night when she faces off with Donald Trump in the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has traded verbal jabs with Trump of late, and he’ll be front and center for..." September 24

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Mark Cuban offers Donald Trump $10 million to talk policy for four hours

    Los Angeles Times "Billionaire Mark Cuban offered GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump $10 million to sit down with him for a four-hour policy interview in a series of tweets on Friday. “What do you have to lose?" tweeted Cuban, repeating Trump's own words, after initially offering to give the money to the..." September 17

  • Dirk convinced Ben Stiller to play in charity tennis game by sliding into his DMs

    Sports Day "On Ben Stiller playing in his charity celebrity tennis tournament this Sunday: We used to stay at one of the hotels in NY and checking out I happened to run into him but I didn't talk to him or anything. I remember I always see him at the U.S. Open watching tennis, I always see him at the Garden..." September 15

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki on future: 'We'll see how next year goes'

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki plans to play at least two more seasons for the Dallas Mavericks. That's not a promise, however. "I always said I wanted to kind of take it year by year," Nowitzki said Thursday while promoting a celebrity tennis event he will host Sunday at SMU. "But signing a two-year deal..." September 15

  • Mark Cuban lambastes Clinton campaign for being 'horrible' at 'spin'

    Business Insider "The Hillary Clinton campaign is "horrible" at "driving the [media] conversation" and "sucks at spin," billionaire businessman Mark Cuban told Business Insider in an interview this week. The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, who backs the former secretary of state, was defending Clinton over..." September 15

  • Harrison Barnes expects role to change with Mavericks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Harrison Barnes knows his role will change this season. He’s just not sure how much. Last year with the Golden State Warriors, Barnes was the team’s fourth leading scorer behind Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Basically, he was sitting — behind three All-Stars — in a..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Mavericks' Deron Williams: Receives doctor's clearance

    CBS Sports "Williams has been cleared by doctors to begin Mavericks' training camp, Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan and CBS Radio reports. Williams underwent sports hernia surgery in July but has spent the past two months recovering and is now near or at full strength." September 10

  • Does Chandler Parsons have the talent to change the Grizzlies’ course?

    Pro Basketball Talk "For three consecutive seasons, the Memphis Grizzlies had won at least 50 games and were a tough out in the playoffs. They seemed just some shooting away from being a contender. However, last season the Grizzlies slipped to 42 wins, and there was one simple reason: Injuries. The Grizzlies had 28..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki Had The Best Response To An ESPN Writer’s Analysis Of His Defense

    Dime Magazine "Dirk Nowitzki isn’t the athlete he used to be. Granted, he was never an amazing physical specimen like LeBron James, but now Dirk is 38, and he’s definitely slowed down. Fortunately, his sense of humor and general good spirits remain intact, which is obvious in his response to a recent critique of..." September 08

  • Mavs newcomer Quincy Acy hopes to leave his mark on hometown team with high-energy play "Playing a waiting game that so often can be the NBA free agency process this summer, new Dallas Mavericks big man Quincy Acy says he eventually ended up in the perfect situation with his hometown team. Born in Tyler, Texas, the 25-year-old Acy attended John Horn High School in Mesquite before..." September 07

  • Mavericks' Barnes: 'The ball is going to be in my hands a lot more' "Although Harrison Barnes admits that he’s excited for the opportunity to have the ball in his hands more this upcoming season after signing a max-level contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the 24-year-old budding star knows that also comes with more responsibilities. Last season, Barnes averaged..." September 01

  • $94 million brings expectations but Harrison Barnes' first priority? Proving himself to Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 29

  • Mavericks' Barnes: 'Out of respect, this is Dirk's team'

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 28

  • Harrison Barnes gets engaged

    Sports Day "New Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes is having an offseason to remember. After signing his $94 million deal with Dallas, Barnes went to Brazil to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics, where he won himself a gold medal. So how do you top both of those accomplishments?" August 28

  • Mavs’ Wesley Matthews vows to be better, stronger one year after Achilles injury "After battling his way back onto the court following a gruesome Achilles injury that ended his 2014-15 campaign with the Portland Trail Blazers, sharpshooter Wesley Matthews says Dallas Mavericks fans will see him at his best during the upcoming season. Tearing his left Achilles against the..." August 22